121 | Okay but what about this one

Mitchel Lensink
May 1, 2021
1 min read

Continuing my ‘About the photo’ series1, while also continuing the build of my Instagram feed.

Looking at the likes and comments on the posts so far, I’m pretty sure most of the 26K+ followers are bots or non-active profiles. Or people just don’t like my stuff. But that’s kind of hard to imagine. Sure, a little self-depreciating humor is fun every now and then but in reality, I’m really proud of, and confident in, my work. I realize it might not be for everyone2, but I am very happy with the general direction I’m heading into.

Now, with the opposite of further ado:

Okay but what about this one. It reminds me of something... oh, I KNOW! Those famous colorful basketball courts in Hong Kong that everybody takes photos of. But then without the colors. Or the fame. And a lack of other photographers taking photos. But it still reminds of that. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should look it up!

Maybe it’s the tall buildings in the back that fill the frame. Or perhaps the straight lines of all the elements creating illusions of symmetry and order. Maybe it’s just the basket. It’s probably a combination of all.

In any occasion, that basket is just standing there. With its weirdly stiff net. Unaware of these seemingly random thoughts I have about it.

  1. Isn’t it funny how it’s a series within Monologue, which is a series in itself as well? Is that even allowed? A side project within as side project? ↩︎

  2. So if you don’t like my work, fine! I’d love to hear why though. Just to learn a thing or two but also to explain to you why you’re wrong. I’m kidding of course. Or am I? ↩︎

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